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Our Childhood Dreams Have Come True: Gina Rodriguez Is Playing Carmen Sandiego On Netflix

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Gina Rodriguez has been cast as the most mysterious woman in the world. According to Tracking Board and Slate, the Puerto Rican actress originally from Chicago, IL, will lend her voice to a new Netflix animated show. Voicing the title character of an animated show is super cool, although I’d be excited to see real-life Gina Rodriguez in the classic red raincoat and signature hat.

Gina Rodriguez has been cast for a new animated Netflix show based on the popular childhood computer game character Carmen Sandiego.

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The new Netflix show will be animated, which is a shame as Rodriguez’s color is clearly red.

Rodriguez would be perfect for a live-action series as she is definitely in shape to play a butt-kicking Carmen Sandiego super-spy.

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Even when training in Muy Thai, she’s rocking that red.


For those who don’t remember, Carmen Sandiego was essentially James Bond in a dress.

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This would be a really great way to get out of a first date. She probably inspired the helicopter get away scene in “Louie.”


Carmen Sandiego was the embodiment of cool to kids everywhere who watched.

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It was great for kids to see a woman performing high tech espionage while outsmarting everyone. I, personally, assumed she was Latina – with a name like Carmen Sandiego, what else could she be?


I wonder if there will be a love interest, because there really is no one better than Waldo.

And you absolutely have to cast Gael García Bernal for the role of Waldo.


We’re so excited to see how this show turns out for Gina!

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If A 71-Year-Old Dude Dissed You Via Twitter, What Would You Do?

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If A 71-Year-Old Dude Dissed You Via Twitter, What Would You Do?

The New York Knicks have been the NBA’s best telenovela, from the offseason to the recently-kicked-off playoffs (and the Knicks didn’t make it to the playoffs). Before the season began, when Derrick Rose was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Knicks, he proclaimed he was joining a “super team” on par with the Golden State Warriors. He was quickly roasted for it.

After losing six of their first 10 games, the Knicks were clearly not as “super” as Rose thought. By the All-Star break, the Knicks season was already being pegged as “disappointing.” Soon after, things got rough. Rose mysteriously skipped a game due to “family issues.” Later in the season, team owner James Dolan had Knicks legend Charles Oakley thrown out of Madison Square Garden. The incident, which spread quickly via social media, only made the already unpopular Dolan even more loathed by fans.

Then, the Knicks’ President of Basketball Operations, Phil Jackson, decided to fire some lowkey shots at Carmelo Anthony, the team’s often-criticized star.

Bleacher Report’s Kevin Ding published an article stating that Jackson should have known Anthony didn’t have the same will to win as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Jackson, who coached both Jordan and Kobe, commented on the story via Twitter.

In the tweet, Jackson implied he was aware that Anthony, who is blamed for the Knicks’ woes, did not have a similar will to win. Jackson has every right to his opinion, but when you’re the prez of basketball operations, it’s usually better to keep quiet.

Melo probably read the tweet like:

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“Doesn’t he know better than to talk s*** about a player with a no trade clause?”

A few days ago, in a press conference, Jackson revealed he had learned his lesson about Twitter and pledged to tweet a lot less.

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But he didn’t have a change of heart about Anthony. Instead, he doubled down on his comments:

“We have not been able to win with him on the court at this time and I think the direction with our team is that he is a player that would be better off somewhere else and using his talent somewhere he can win or chase that championship.”

Anthony, whose contract does not expire until 2019, decided to reply via Instagram:

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REALLY 😂😂 #StayMe7o

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“REALLY ??
#StayMe7o,” wrote Anthony.

Although Anthony found Jackson’s comments funny, the National Basketball Player’s Association did not. They released this statement:

“We voiced with the Commissioner today our view on the inappropriate comments by Knicks President Phil Jackson. If players under contract cannot, under threat of league discipline, speak openly about their desire to be employed elsewhere, we expect management to adhere to the same standards. The door swings both ways when it comes to demonstrating loyalty and respect.”

Where will Melo end up? Will Jackson cool it on the s***-talking? Find out next time en el próximo capitulo de los New York Knicks!

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